S2E17 – Rejecting Lucille Ball

Show Notes

I Love Lucy is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, bringing in over 30 million viewers per week in its day. But before becoming the queen of prime-time television, Lucille Ball was known as “Queen of the B-Pictures” – pin-balling around Hollywood studios, unable to draw a box office crowd.

Join us this week as we tell Ball’s fascinating story. From panhandling for bus fare to becoming the first-ever inductee into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

Major source for this episode:
Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

Show Notes

I Love Lucy is one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, bringing in over 30 million viewers per week in its day. But before becoming the queen of prime-time television, Lucille Ball was known as “Queen of the B-Pictures” – pin-balling around Hollywood studios, unable to draw a box office crowd.

Join us this week as we tell Ball’s fascinating story. From panhandling for bus fare to becoming the first-ever inductee into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

Major source for this episode:
Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball by Stefan Kanfer

From the creators of Under the Influence:
Executive Producer & Co-Host: Terry O’Reilly
Writer & Host: Sidney O’Reilly
Research: Allison Pinches
Director: Callie O’Reilly
Supervising Producer: Debbie O’Reilly
Engineer: Geoff Devine
Theme music: Ian Lefeuvre & Ari Posner

This show is brought to you by the Apostrophe Podcast Network and powered by Acast.

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